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I did my first session ☺️

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I managed my first session struggled on some hills and was so worried about people staring especially as bright red faced and puffing awayπŸ€¦πŸ»β€β™€οΈ but managed to complete ☺️


Is anyone on Strava would love to follow you.

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Hi! I did my first run today too. More pleased I did it than anything!

XxicegemsxXGraduate in reply to Bean82

Well done πŸ‘πŸ» same as I was going to put it of till Tuesday as have a full on day tomorrow. Glad I did it roll on run 2

Bean82 in reply to XxicegemsxX

Yes! I found not looking at the app and timings crucial...just tried to live in the moment and β€˜enjoy’ it

XxicegemsxXGraduate in reply to Bean82

Nope I did not look at the app and listened to music and followed the instructions. Need to download some more tunes 🎧


Welcome to the forum and well done

on getting started.

This guide to the plan is essential reading healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Enjoy your journey.

XxicegemsxXGraduate in reply to IannodaTruffe

Thank you 😊


Hills? You're running hills straight out of the traps? Respect to you. I ran the flattest route I could find until I graduated.

Don't worry about other people, within a week or two they'll be invisible to you.

Good luck πŸ‘

XxicegemsxXGraduate in reply to Speedy60

Well it’s the way from where I am down to the beach then back up again πŸ€¦πŸ»β€β™€οΈ not massive hills but hilly enough for me who is sooo unfit lol πŸ˜† I hope all become invisible that would be ace! Thank you


Other people was one of the things that put me off, but then I thought they can always look the other way if they don't like the look of me πŸ˜‚πŸƒ

Well done on your run, by the way πŸ˜‰

XxicegemsxXGraduate in reply to Joanney69

So tried but I do get so anxious about what others think! I’m hoping the feeling will pass in time. Thank you 😊

Joanney69Graduate in reply to XxicegemsxX

I'm sure it will 😊

Speedy60Graduate in reply to Joanney69

I always think it's a shame you cant see 'other people' slobbing out on the couch. They might not like it either.

Joanney69Graduate in reply to Speedy60

Very true 😊 I shall try to think of that


Well done! Eventually you won’t care about others seeing you. Did my first run yesterday. Forgot how good it felt to be out running.

Fantastic. Really well done for taking the first steps on this great program. You'll find that this forum is the perfect running partner for help, advice and encouragement.

As for people seeing you. I used to be one of those people that looked at old people running, overweight and clearly unfit people running. And to be honest, its those people who shamed and embarrassed me into getting off my butt and motivated me to join them. So dont for one second think that they are all looking at you with negative thoughts. Far from it! :-)

XxicegemsxXGraduate in reply to RunningMigster

Thanks it’s tough as I got to the sea front it was full of people out for an afternoon stroll and I felt like all eyes were on me. Just paranoid hopefully I’ll feel more confident as I go πŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ˜Š

Very well done for starting

XxicegemsxXGraduate in reply to WillowandSola

Thank you ☺️


Just followed you on Strava. Fab start to c25k. Post often you will find lots of support here x

wear the beetroot face with pride πŸ₯΅

XxicegemsxXGraduate in reply to Sp81

Super πŸ‘ŒπŸΌ lol I was trying to disguise the red face πŸ˜‚


Am following you how

XxicegemsxXGraduate in reply to paul1960

Great thanks πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘ŒπŸΌ


Congratulations on completing your first session. Onwards and upwards now πŸ’ͺ🏼


I still remember my first session. I recently graduated! It’s quite a journey. You will gain so much confidence in yourself. Keep going!

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